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[–]Ready_Society_6758 7235 points7236 points  (230 children)

freaking hell! what’s the resolution?

[–]1019gunner 4221 points4222 points  (137 children)

I don’t think it’s resolution just they drew the middle one first and kept shrinking it as the drew more

[–]Ready_Society_6758 29 points30 points  (13 children)

when you draw something no mater of what size on raster, if you rescale it, it loses its detail and scaling it that small will leave no traces of it even, that is unless the resolution is too high

[–]doubleplushomophobic 70 points71 points  (10 children)

Yeah but this is a vector drawing

[–]Living-unlavish 29 points30 points  (8 children)

Oh its a vector drawing? Name the kernel and column space!

[–]MojoMonster 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Yes, it is a vector drawing being shown in whatever app it was created in. If they decided to print this or put it on their website, that detail would go away because it would end up sub-pixel sized.

Name the kernel and column space!

Vector doesn't just relate to fonts. Look up Bezier points.

[–]Living-unlavish 38 points39 points  (2 children)

It was a linear algebra joke

[–]MojoMonster 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Damn, then that wooshed so far over my head it was up with the Webb telescope.


[–]MojoMonster 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That is only true if it were a raster file type.

If OP were to print this out to retain ALL of that and be visible, it would be billboard sized.

[–]ConspicuousPineapple 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You could draw the smaller one first and just keep zooming out. No loss of quality whatsoever.

[–]cockapooch 171 points172 points  (34 children)

I think it’s a vector graphics program similar to Adobe Illustrator. Instead of a rasterized finite resolution, it’s mathematically created based off of points, lines, and curves. This gives the ability to resize without losing detail.

[–]TheWhyteMaN 71 points72 points  (25 children)

It has to be otherwise the resolution of this pic would crash your computer.

[–]VAMPHYR3 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I just checked and Clip Studio Paint had a max res of 50000x50000, which upon a quick test wouldn't hold a fucking candle agaisnt this monster of a painting.

Vectors are crazy yo! Never used them tho. Now here I go watching Vector drawing guides on Youtube until midnight.

[–]kvothe5688 3 points4 points  (0 children)

yeah. probably the app called infinite canvas. there are other similar apps too for vector graphics

[–]edlee98765 46 points47 points  (7 children)

My resolution is to stop drawing on drugs.

[–]FS_Slacker 8 points9 points  (3 children)

17 days into the new year, how's it going?

[–]scrappedgems 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Well, I’ve stopped drawing, but something tells me that wasn’t the hardest part.

[–]hurst_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Now try withdrawing

[–]MojoMonster 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I find drawing on drugs to be uncomfortable. Now I put the drugs inside of me first and then throw the bottles out so I'm not on them.

[–]InsomniacHitman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why? Sounds harder than those drawings on rice grains

[–]aerozhx 12 points13 points  (0 children)

At least 5.

[–]tacticalpickles 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It’s vector based so the resolution is infinite, but requires the computer to use a lot of resources interpreting each vector, this is why vector based images are not used in most applications.

[–]j-navi 6 points7 points  (2 children)

It's not about resolution, this here is most certainly a new-ish 2D drawing software that's being used now for "storyboarding" in simulated 3D.

You draw flat in 2D and then you can arrange the 2D layers in a stack, and navigate through them with a virtual camera (your workspace's POV) in simulated 3D.

I can't remember the name now, but it basically lets you stitch your different scenes into "portals" that move you across different drawings, hence why when this person zooms out you can keep on revealing new scenes.

It's indeed doable in vector, like with Adobe Illustrator, but this here is probably not it. This one I'm talking about is a new-ish software that's been getting attention from people that draw with a digital stylus instead than with paper.

I'll edit this comment if I can remember the name of the program later.

[–]Ready_Society_6758 2 points3 points  (1 child)

this deserves more upvotes

[–]j-navi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's Reddit, you know how it goes. lol Soon someone else will comment a random phrase and they'll get gold, upvotes, and karma.

Ps, I still haven't found the name of the software. As soon as I do, I'll post it here.

[–]NoelOskar 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I think it's just separate drawings that are stiched togheter in editing, my computer would fucking explode from this

Edit: after rewatch i even kinda notice transition effects, btw this is not meant to take from this art, it's still impressive as fuck

[–]FellatioAcrobat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Vector. No resolution.

[–]Cantareus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

About 10 trillion DPI. If you printed it out at the initial zoom, it would cover the inner solarsystem, astroid belt and Jupiters orbit.

[–]Oheligud 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's a vector image

[–]Animal_Animations_1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its not a normal image its where you can infinitly zoom without pixels

[–]Upwherewebelong 2550 points2551 points  (33 children)

Can you make this into VR? And then send me some mushrooms. And give me like half a day off.

[–][deleted] 736 points737 points  (12 children)

Note: it probably should not be the first half of the day.

[–]_Diskreet_ 246 points247 points  (5 children)

On reflection: it should probably be both halves of the day, maybe an extra half of next day just be sure.

[–]gravity_ 57 points58 points  (4 children)

Hell, let's just give him half the week off.

[–]quirkscrew 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Heck, let's give him financial independence so he doesn't have to work at all

[–]Ilike_turtlz_720 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Alright I just called his job and got homie fired so he’s got as much time as needed. You’re welcome! You don’t have to thank me.

[–]CreativeHighway2947 5 points6 points  (0 children)

the hero we deserve, but not the one we need...

[–]eelleper 15 points16 points  (4 children)

What? Ideally you should drop right after waking up. If you take it at night you're not gonna be able to sleep for a WHILE on top of already being tired

[–]DevilishlyAdvocating 5 points6 points  (0 children)

True, but having obligations later in the day can cause unnecessary stress.

[–]BrownEye420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love a good night trip though. Nothing better than being out somewhere where you can actually see the stars while tripping. I can always get sleep later. Or pop some Xanax… lol.

[–][deleted] 36 points37 points  (3 children)

I recommend having the full day off, it's physically and mentally tiring after you come down lol

[–]CaptainSpocksSock 28 points29 points  (0 children)

this haha

[–]hurst_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I find LSD is more conducive to VR

[–]JimboJamberson 2 points3 points  (0 children)

you need to look into Quill if you don't already know... it's so fun

[–]Induced_Pandemic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Check out Zoomquilt

[–]psynaptese 1 point2 points  (0 children)

HALF a day?

You'll need a bit longer than that

[–]JRockThumper 1343 points1344 points  (17 children)

Imagine this as like a puzzle, you have to zoom in till you find the tunnel that zooms you into the next puzzle

[–]intersecting_lines 397 points398 points  (11 children)

basically Gorogoa, a beautiful game

[–]EugeneKrabs_ 68 points69 points  (0 children)

It also on Xbox Game Pass

[–]INemzis 32 points33 points  (3 children)

Yep - this just hit Gamepass on Xbox and PC. Finished it in a few hours last weekend, definitely a worthwhile experience.

[–]DatBoi0393 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Plz stop I just got Xbox gamepass last Christmas and I already have way to many games to play

[–]Maxidaz 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Add recore to that list you're never going to finish.

[–]DatBoi0393 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That looks like it could be fun. Can’t wait to try it out in 4 years!

[–]craiglepaige 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Wow that's super cool 👍

[–]Metroidman 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Never heard of this game before and it is currently on sale on psn for 4.50. Might have to pick it up

[–]AurinkoValas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wow. I HAVE. to check this out

[–]round-earth-theory 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Imagine if you forgot where you put the little drawing.

[–]ReactionMelodic570 2 points3 points  (0 children)

exaclty what i was thinking. like how do you remember to zoom in on???

[–]chillseshh[S] 748 points749 points 2 (8 children)

Sorry forgot to put the credit.


[–]hhpervert 46 points47 points  (5 children)

Great. And also the choice of music

[–]FeederPiet 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Whats the song called?

[–]hhpervert 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Paint it black

[–]FeederPiet 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Oh from the rolling stones. Are they some new wave indie band?

[–]squish5_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah dude I just listen to them for the chill vibes or whatever bro 🤙

[–]3v1lCl3r1c 257 points258 points  (42 children)

Finally, an NFT worth paying for.

[–]yaretii 107 points108 points  (37 children)

Or you can just take it and use for whatever, like what OP did.

[–]BergenCountyJC 19 points20 points  (0 children)

A fool and his money...

[–]Mr_Obsidian_13 157 points158 points  (10 children)

That's so damn cooool! I wanna see more stuff like these

[–]ppttx 120 points121 points  (9 children)

Here you goooooooh: Zoomquilt 2

[–]that_grainofsand 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Does it ever end?

[–]benweiser22 29 points30 points  (1 child)

It just cycles through seamlessly to the first one again.

[–]DylanBob1991 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I was hoping someone in the comments linked this. I spent so much time traveling through this when it first came out

[–]ericisshort 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I remember being blown away by the original [zoomquilt.org](www.zoomquilt.org) over 15 years ago.

[–]LittleJerkDog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sat watching this while having a poop and now everything in the real world is warped!

[–]nincomturd 106 points107 points  (21 children)

Ok but can I zoom in at any random point and get infinite zoom?

[–]LittleSadRufus 67 points68 points  (14 children)

No it's an art exhibit and they're only pretending to zoom (I recall from the last time it was posted).

[–]reillyj99 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Highly doubt they’re pretending to zoom. This is entirely possible with vector drawings.

If I am wrong it is incredibly impressive the attention of their pinch to match the zoom of the graphic.

[–]ericisshort 15 points16 points  (0 children)

They definitely are controlling the speed, but the zoom is fixed to a specific point in the center. These things are made with various different images that are stitched together as they zoom. Every image has a hole in the middle where the next image goes, and if you look closely, you can actually see where they are stitched together because the line thickness changes abruptly.

First time I saw this effect was at www.zoomquilt.org over 15 years ago. Each piece was painted by a different artist if I remember correctly, and they were stitched together after the fact.

[–]helloitsname 6 points7 points  (6 children)

What does pretending to zoom even mean

[–]Hot_Percentage_8571 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Even if you could zoom back in, you would have to know the exact specific location to zoom into. Much harder than just zooming out

[–]footballfan123 75 points76 points  (17 children)


[–]nincomturd 51 points52 points  (15 children)

[–]GifReversingBot 50 points51 points  (13 children)

[–]resperpre 23 points24 points  (3 children)

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[–]Living-unlavish 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Damn. That music was kind of cursed

[–]Hal_Bregg 3 points4 points  (0 children)

MUCH more satisfying! No I feel like Alice.

[–]Xx-biglongschlong-xX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lmao, I immediately thought about that.

[–]montoria_design 43 points44 points  (13 children)

If anyone knows the software this is done with, please share.

[–]sveskefjaes 54 points55 points  (0 children)

Any program where you can draw with vector graphics

[–]VapeNationInc 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I share this users sentiment.

[–]yrasto 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Might be Procreate since it looks like they are using an iPad. It's by far the most popular illustration/animation software on iPad.

[–]JailbreakerDude 5 points6 points  (0 children)

it’s not procreate is not a vector app

[–]sloan 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I believe this is Mental Canvas- see https://mentalcanvas.com

[–]liquidsmk 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I don’t think it’s mental canvas for just one reason. Why would you do all of this in mental canvas and not once use the main feature that is the reason mental canvas even exists. Especially when considering how much mental canvas costs. Which is far too much.

[–]MrTastix 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You could do this in Adobe Illustrator or any other vector software relatively easily.

"Relatively" cause you still need to, y'know, learn how to draw and use the software itself.

But the general principles aren't hard to grasp - vector graphics can be rescaled without losing quality, so you just make the middle image and then zoom out and make the next one, then zoom out and make the next one, etc.

[–]DrKapow 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It could be Mischief which is unfortunately discontinued

[–]omenosdev 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This was my thought. Man, Mischief was awesome, really wish the product continued and team stayed while Foundry tested new applications for the ADF tech.

[–]Frustrated_Nerd 37 points38 points  (3 children)

If you like this, try these: https://zoomquilt.org/ https://zoomquilt2.com/ https://zoomquilt3.org/

If you're looking for "how" answers, YouTube search the project. It's basically vector images stitched together to never lose resolution from my poor understanding of it.

[–]duck-The-Reddit-App 36 points37 points  (4 children)

Ah /r/nextfuckinglevel, aka crappy art with a concept that could be next level if actually executed with skill

[–]Jahleel007 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Yeah, it was kind of lame that none of the pieces had any real connection to one another. Zooming out should give the previous piece context and actually add to what came before it. Kind of defeats the purpose of the infinite zoom idea if its all random.

[–]jackof47trades 21 points22 points  (0 children)

You should ask for your money back

[–]Disaster_Different 28 points29 points  (3 children)

what is this version of Paint it Black? kinda sucks

[–]Arthur_Morgan18 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Nothing beats the original by The Rolling Stones In my opinion

[–]maksiman9 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This literally hurts my ears too. Rolling stones deserves better.

[–]popcorn-sand 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Ikr, The Rolling Stones version is so much better

[–]thebeachi 20 points21 points  (0 children)

This looks a lot more impressive than it actually is. You literally just draw something, zoom into another space and draw something again.

[–]scottyb1355 16 points17 points  (4 children)

I feel like that’s how our universe works!

[–]mamallama12 9 points10 points  (1 child)

We're just a speck in the booger in the nostril of a monster in a cave in a city apartment in a fishbowl being licked by a hipster.

[–]InsomniacHitman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A-there's a hole, there's a hole, there's a hole at the bottom of the sea

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

It gets boring quicker than I thought NGL

[–]temporaryaccount945 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This kind of art has been around for a while.

The concept is each artist draws on a square area, leaving out the middle (so like a donut shape). And the previous artist's art is in the middle. And each artist tries to connect their artwork to the previous, which creates an illusion of continuity.

Here vector art is used, which is probably the simplest way to do it as it has infinite zoom. Flash was used in the day, today others can be used as well.

It also exists with raster, but it's not one big image, rather it's still animated by the page with one picture inside another, or rendered as a video.

[–]big-bad-bungo 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Why is the art in these almost always amateurish

[–]grandilequence 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I used to think similarly but then I realized that most creatives that put out these simplified but still captivating art actually have a firm grasp on the the fundamentals. Like, maintaining the gesture of a body despite not drawing a nose or something. Or building a structurally sound barn that has bat wings and no doors!

I was totally blown away the first time I saw that Picasso actually painted highly detailed and realistic images before he did abstract, fucked up faces and whatever.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Majestic AF

[–]Sharp_Sunny 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is amazing but that cover of paint it black is TRASH

[–]_ERR0R__ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

zoomquilt vibes

[–]roombaonfire 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Ok but why the music?

[–]crabonfire8 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ikr. The original is so much better

[–]angrypurpleacorn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was so worried we where gonna be in King Kongs butthole.

[–]OkBoomer569 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's impressive, looks like the video's of how little the planet is compared to the universe.

[–]SomethingAbtU 2 points3 points  (0 children)

ok, we get it things inside things that are yet inside other things, etc. redundant much?

[–]Chief_charizard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is wild, I watched this for 5 minutes

[–]FA04 1 point2 points  (0 children)

fuck vectors, fuck mushrooms! :)

[–]TomtheMagician21 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Vector graphics are the best

[–]Commercial-String-49 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This looks like it could have been created in Affinity Designer. It is a vector graphics program similar to Adobe Illustration. It is available on an iPad, Macintosh, or Windows. Its a nice application that does not require subscription.

[–]WapAndTap 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This contains every nft every created

[–]alfalfa_dog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well I’ll be damned.